Did you know that the director of Tucson Southern VA distributed a memorandum that stated, "Any patient testing positive for marijuana will be denied pain medication."? Recently, the DEA put additional pressure on the VA to reduce scripts for opioids and to treat all veterans as potential junkies.
There is no way I can jeopardize my Hydrocodone script, even though it is a low dose, or my Lodine script to participate in a study that Bill Graff offers. I have arthritis in my writing hand (previous broken fingers - all 4 - and early onset R.A.) and my neck and right shoulder require 15 minutes of stretching every morning and night.
I can't get a script for 3mg for more than 30 days at a time, and end up waiting it the Pharmacy for no less than 1.5 hours for it, since they refuse to mail it because of the DEA.
Robyn this is right from their website:
ALEC "works to advance the fundamental principles of free-market enterprise, limited government, and federalism at the state level through a nonpartisan public-private partnership of America's state legislators, members of the private sector and the general public".
Why would that bother somebody that believed in the Constitution?
At least you didn't blame the Koch Bros. They seem to bother you worse than radical muslims.
Now that the Dems are the minority we are deadlocked again?
Thank God, because that means we are all safer and better served.
I love a do nothing Congress. Why can't the President take a lesson from them?
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Is this near the raspado stand -- Oasis?
Is that where Lizarraga's used to be?
Mariyah, guess what, that's exactly where I'm heading after seeing this city destroyed by liberals. Less taxes for these scumbags to take. And guess what - there are jobs and they don't allow occupiers to defecate on the streets of downtown.
About Grijalva's weight - she's a horrible example. Why isn't she on board with Michelle's dietary plan - only good for the kids?
How many more thousands will flee TUSD?
Sorry Ma'am but public eductation has allowed itself to be torn down...and make no mistake about it. It is broken.
The average starting salary for profs in the humanities and arts is abysmally low. Less that 60k. Enough to live on, sure. But they also don't get raises.... The admin salaries and salaries of certain disciplines and certain senior faculty are incredibly high, but still low compared to other state flagships.
Regarding the remark about another person weight:
The best remark you can come up with is a remark about a board members weight and trash Tucson in the process. If you are so unhappy here there is a Koch owned city north on interstate 10 that would suit you well: profiling people for their ethnic origin and growing lawns in a decade long drought. Ignorant is the word that comes to mind. Hope someone can make someone happy. My children did not go to TUSD but disparaging someone for their weight is off color and off limits.
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Wow. This problem certainly could be fixed. Teach our children the basics. History. Math. Science. English. I find that most people, with encouragement find their own talents. Some people have a gift for music. Some have a gift for craftsmanship. Why spend money attempting to force square pegs into round holes? Give each student an equal dose of the basics, then stand back and let them find their talent. All this adult fear and loathing is killing public education.
I LOVE the sound of squealing pigs at the public trough.
Once again, David, a good article. I am sure that you are aware of the recent Morrison Institute/Cronkite School survey that shows that education funding is far and away the primary concern of Arizona citizens. As I see it, we have the collective desire of ordinary citizens vs. the big dark money crowd. I am not sure how one could mobilize this citizen desire against the constant din of big money, lets privatize all the schools crowd. Frankly, perhaps Michael Cowan in Mesa's efforts to mobilize the parents to write their legislators and the Governor is on the right track.
Not the first time a board member stabbed TUSD in the back. Remember when Hicks and Stegeman appeared as witnesses FOR Huppenthal AGAINST TUSD in the administrative hearing on MAS? And Stegeman testified he thought MAS was like a cult? That statement was not spontaneous, but came from his notes that he FED to Huppenthal through an intermediary. Kind of undercuts the "we had to testify because we were subpoenaed" argument, doesn't it? Their betrayal of their office is nothing new.
I have always thought hiring an independent auditor who reports to both the board AND the superintendent at a public meeting would be the best solution. That would truly be public transparency. It might be embarrassing upon occasion to the administration, but it would certainly be useful in keeping their feet to the fire on the issue of how funds are spent. Much clearer definitions of categories of spending are needed for true transparency. I am amazed at how this is manipulated by everyone. Juarez should not have reneged on his compromise worked out with Stegeman on the auditor question, and Hicks should not have signed his letter as TUSD Board Member when writing to the legislature without indicating his view was a minority view. If he had not identified himself as holding a non-paying public elected position, his letter would not have prominently displayed. Please note others were not. I commend Sanchez and whichever members of the board who put together last night's legislative report and arranged for input from the entire legislative delegation.
Ray is an idiot offenders are human beings most offend because the way they were raised.Not to mention the the ones that just made a mistake in life.let a good guy like Raymond go to prison for hurting someone that hurt his daughter(hypothetical)go to jail for a year or so then need medical care and not receive it.Bet his whole outlook on life will change.I hate it when ignorant people speak without understanding what's really going on in prisons today.if his kid were there I bet he would still want good medical care then,plus I bet he would still love his child no matter what he or she did wrong.
TUSD liberals have DESTROYED TUSD and they are the Laughing Stock of the COUNTRY !
Rep. Steve Farley is a pathetic JOKE. Oh yeah he is a Tucson democrat.
Rat T ... I looked at your link.... I could write a book on the half-truths, etc. However, I will say the mafioso is Goldwater Institute. They are backed by ALEC and if anyone at this point in time who doesn't know ALEC, please research. One of their goals is to tear down public education. Not because of wrong-doing... but because they believe in capitalism to the point of everything must be privatized and for profit. Sorry... cannot support that... not on the backs of children.
You are exactly right debby. And here is another example of what is being done with our tax dollars.
February 24, 2015 More than 16,900 federal employees took home in excess of $200,000 in base salary in 2014, according to a partial database of federal salary data.
And their wages are paid by people earning 75%, (or more) less than them.
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